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John P Boland

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Born Chicago, Illinois 17 June 1921
Died Germany 10 April 1945

The 507th was hard hit the 10th, losing both its new commander and Lieut. John Boland. Boland was seen making a series of strafing passes in a duel with a large enemy tank. His last pass was straight up a road toward the front of the tank, when the P-47 suddenly exploded at about 200 feet altitude, as if it had been struck by a lucky hit from the tank's big turret-gun.

Buried Netherlands American Cemetery 1946

Plot A Row 11 Grave 17
Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands

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24 April 2019 01:07:23 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
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https://abmc.gov/node/531106
http://www.winkton.net/Leap%20Off/LeapOffPdf3.pdf

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